Nurse training in north Wales

Following a review of Non Medical Healthcare Education in Wales, and a subsequent tendering process, Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, has been successful in their bid for undergraduate nursing provision in North Wales.

As a result, from September this year, the Bachelor of Nursing degree programme in all four fields of nursing, Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental Health, will run from both Bangor University and its existing site at Wrexham which is located at the Archimedes Centre next to the Maelor Hospital.

Dr Malcolm Godwin, Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences, said: “This is an excellent achievement for Bangor University, which has a strong tradition in offering high quality, bilingual nurse education across North Wales, in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

“The outcome of the review will enable both partners to continue to work collectively to prepare nurses of the future with the knowledge and skills required to deliver high quality nursing care and to meet the needs of all service users.”

Publication date: 18 February 2013